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Definition of "diaphoretic" [di•a•pho•ret•ic]

  • Producing or increasing perspiration. (adjective)
  • A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diaphoretic" in a sentence
  • "Yarrow and elderflower are known as diaphoretic herbs."
  • "It is diaphoretic, that is, a valuable sweating medicine, when given in broken doses."
  • "He's actually very funny, but he has a clinical bent that makes him say, "I was febrile and diaphoretic," instead of "I was hot and sweaty.""